Touch computing has become more and more popular with the advent of tablets and smartphones.  With the release of Windows 8 just right around the corner, touch computing will be given a big push on laptop and desktop computing platforms.

A myriad of devices from PC vendors have been make public in the weeks before the October 26th release date of Windows 8.  We’ve seen some interesting concepts from big players such as Sony, Lenovo and Toshiba.  There are ultrabooks, tablets, convertible tablets, hybrids, etc.

One interesting design can be found in Sony’s VAIO Duo 11.  For those that aren’t completely sold on typing on a glass display, the VAIO Duo 11, is a good option to test out the touch computing experience with.  While the system functions like a tablet, it also has a draw-out keyboard that allows for traditional tactile typing.  The keyboard is built right in and slides out when needed.

How consumers will receive the Sony VAIO Duo 11 remains up in the air.  Only time will tell.  But the design does seem logical, especially as the computer world transitions to this new form of computing.  Small, light and easy to use, the Sony VAIO Duo 11 is worth looking at.

Most Windows 8 devices coming out are tablets with keyboard docks, and this is where the Sony VAIO Duo 11 sets itself apart. Rather than having a detachable keyboard, the Duo 11 has one built-in. This makes it more portable than, say, an iPad with a separate keyboard that needs to be connected before using. One possible downside of this, though, is that the screen can only sit at one angle when the keyboard is in use due to the hinge mechanism supporting it. Still, it is one of only a few slider PCs on the market, and its competition is up against a pretty powerful device.

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